Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Sensational Luscious

on 10/3/2017 6:28:00 PM

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A big no from me. As per my other mascara reviews, here are my criteria for a good one:

1) good grip on the first stroke. Gives a good coat first time around then builds length and volume with a second coat if I want it. Huge, overly thick 'fake' lashes not a priority.
2) stays on, no smudging or flaking. I have oily, deep set lids so this is quite a challenge.
3) comes off easily with a proper eye make up remover, no pulling or morning residue.

This formula is SO wet and the brush is too small with short bristles to separate this gloopy liquid, it was like applying with a flat brush. It's nice and black and didn't smudge but taking it off was an ordeal. I can always tell if the lashes feel thick and hard when I apply cream remover that it'll be difficult and dear God this was awful. I had to go over my eyes three or four times to get it off, it took ages.

Plus the packaging is matte plastic which I find can slip out of your hand. I've used this three times now to avoid a rash review and each time has been bad. I also have the one in the pink tube, will also review.


Liquid -Maybelline - Dream Liquid Mousse

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Holy freaking hell on earth. I haven’t bought a ds foundation in so long that I can’t even remember when the last time was. Lately Ive been having problems with my foundations (Nars SG, Tarte Amazonian Clay, Lancôme TI, UD Naked Skin..) getting cakey and/or separating on my skin, but I’m officially attributing it to the unbearably hot weather here in Florida right now and the fact that liquid and humidity naturally don’t play well together. For some unknown reason I randomly decided to pick this up 4 days ago on a quick trip to CVS. (FTR, my skin is combo and typically not extremely sensitive to the point where it’s an ongoing issue.) I wore it to a friend’s bday dinner the first night and it did look nice. It didn’t noticeably settle into any pores or fine lines, but overall I didn’t feel like it was anything extra special. On the second day I began to notice my skin (which was and typically is completely clear) started breaking out slightly. I thought, “gee, how lovely. I guess my stupid hormones have decided they feel like messing with my face this particular month.” Well, this am I woke up to find my face literally covered in tiny red pimples, EVERYWHERE!!!! I NEVER break out on my cheeks and never have before, even as a teenager (I’m 28). Almost every square inch of my face is covered in bumps to the point that it looks like a severe allergic reaction. There are tiny red pimples plastered all over my cheeks, running up my temples and all over my forehead. My nose and t zone area are also congested, but mainly with whiteheads and blackheads. I am literally sitting here with a clay mask on, horrified, praying, and in complete utter shock as I have never, ever seen my face look like this in my entire life 😫😭

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Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles

on 10/3/2017 6:11:00 AM

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This concealer should be called Age Adding not Age Rewind. Decided to buy this concealer after reading rave reviews but it turned out to be one of the worst concealers I have tried. From the start the applicator is horrible, I wanted to get a tiny bit out but that can't happen with this, and you have no choice but to dab the applicator to your eye area. This is very unhygienic & it leaves traces of old dried concealer in the sponge.
Then to how horrible it looked on my eyes. This concealer added about 10 or so years to my eyes & face. It caked horribly. My under eye looked instantly wrinkly & dry, this bought out wrinkles that I didn't even know were there. Also it was hard to blend out & covered darkness under my eyes unevenly. It was hard to layer as it would rub out what is already applied if I wanted to touch up.
Not a pleasant experience. Luckily I didn't spend to much on this but it was a waste of time & money.

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Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara

on 10/3/2017 12:54:00 AM

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my holy grail for drugstore everyday mascara. i dont have problems with smudging but my lashes r short n straight and this mascara does just that. it volumizes and lengthens (not as good as high end mascaras ofc) and its so easy to take off at the end of the day. i skip eyeliners on good days coz this mascara is so good!

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Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles

on 10/2/2017 11:31:00 PM

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I've used this product so long the bottle is almost empty. I will buy another because it works well and the price point.


Lipstick -Maybelline - Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick

on 10/2/2017 11:10:00 PM

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This was a disaster! For me this liquid lipstick doesn’t apply evenly and transfers to everything! Not to mention, it is a “matte” that’s doesn’t dry down and is uncomfortably sticky. I would NOT recommend, and would never buy again!

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Foundations -Maybelline - Dream Matte Mousse

on 10/2/2017 9:04:00 PM

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Unlike a lot of reviewers, this is my hg foundation. I have used anything from wet n' wild to urban decay. This is my favorite formula , it just works for my skin. I don't use a primer under this because I have tried benefits porefessional underneith and it made it too chalky and didn't seem to stick well. I set this with a finishing powder. I don't normally even use concealer with this because it gives me 100% coverage. I have used this for years and will continue to do so.

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Powder -Maybelline - Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder

on 10/2/2017 8:11:00 PM

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guyssss.....buy this. like ASAP. unless you have dry skin, you will be amazed. I have super oily skin. My Innisfree no-sebum loose powder barely lasts half the day.

This stuff, applied by tapping with a brush over SPF moisturizer (with a few spots of concealer), no primer, lasted the WHOLE day. Not saying that I wasn't oily, but it looked like my face had some dewy filtered glow, rather than an oil slick down the T-zone. In hotter days I will probably need to blot my T-zone once or twice, but who doesn't.

I am very fair, warm undertone, went with 20 medium light (the 15 light was too pinky/cool, and the 10 light/fair would probably be better for the winter). A thick layer of this would definitely be too dark for me, but I like to keep it light applied with a brush, for just a hint of color. I feel like this might look cakey when overdone, but will probably wear in pretty nice if that's a real match to your skintone (and you're oily).

I haven't tried more expensive setting powders, although I hear this is a Laura Mercier dupe (but with pigment), but compared to my Estee and Bobbi B powder foundations, which I usually only wear going out, this is an amazing every-day driver. For $6 / 20g can't go wrong.

**Note:** I also have had acne since the dawn of days, which I manage with a carefully crafted skincare routine, so I am not sure if this will break me out yet. Will update review once I've used this for >1 month.

But for now, HG status.

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Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles

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This concealer would be damn expensive for a youngster(!!!) like me had I not gotten it when it was on half price.

My face had paled and my old Fit Me concealer was too dark for me. I decided to give Instant Age rewind a try.

This concealer is good at brightening my eyes and hiding my dark circles. However its coverage suits my lifestyle so that if I'm holding back on the make up on some days, it doesn't look cakey around my eyes. If I want more coverage, I go with combining it with foundation. It never gets patchy underneath my eyes either. However if you're looking for high coverage, this isn't for you.

However one major flaw is the packaging on this. The applicator seems pretty unhygienic, especially since the cap does have a tendency to fall off. Some dexterity is required to turn the head for more product. Since the brush/sponge(??) head is pretty big, you also have less control of where it goes (not to big a deal since it's not really high coverage or cakey as I said before)

I'll finish this one up but I'll be going back to Fit Me.


Liquid -Maybelline - Fit Me! Dewy/Hydrate and Smooth (formerly Fit Me)

on 10/2/2017 2:13:00 AM

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so far one of the better foundations i’ve tried in terms of formula. i haven’t tried a whole lot but not too little either when it comes to different foundations, and i would say this foundation’s formula is my favorite. it’s very lightweight and easy to blend, i use both brush and beauty sponge for application. usually foundations would look a little cakey on me after a long work day if i look at my skin closely in the mirror, but this hasn’t caked up at all! fyi my skin is normal for the most part, which just gets dry on my nose to unibrow area. weirdly my nose is the only part of my face to get oily. with this foundation being a “dewy” one, i was concerned it might make my nose extra oily. it did not do that although my nose still became its “normal” oily, but i didn’t mind. the longevity is great, although i do use both setting powder and setting spray. my only two complaints, which hinder this foundation from being HG status, are 1) shade range: more shades and undertones please! i’m the lightest shade (110) and i know there are fairer people than me. i have yellow undertones and this foundation runs a little too neutral/cool for me; and 2) coverage: i usually wouldn’t mind light coverage, but i wish this had more coverage otherwise it would be perfect.

if you are thinking about using this, i recommend you give it a try. it’s only $8-$12 CAD but if you’re tight on money or saving, you can always return it. i love love love the formula and how it feels on my face, i just hope they add more shades + undertones + coverage!

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Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

on 10/1/2017 12:01:00 PM

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Agree with Redwing below, this stuff gave me racoon eyes within a couple of hours - horrible.
Normally I stick with Maybelline for mascara as I find in general its just as good as the high-ends I have tried. This one was a real disappointment though.
Since I only used it for one day I cant really comment on the wand but the results of the one-time use means that I will never use it again.
Sorry Maybelline, this one's a dud


Mascara -Maybelline - Illegal Lengths Waterproof [DISCONTINUED]

on 10/1/2017 9:44:00 AM

NOOOO! I am a mascara junkie~ always looking for the absolute perfect one. From super high end to low end and everything in between I have tried...I always always always come back to this one. Why> Because it's the BEST! And now - it's discontinued?! Why? I understand that companies need to constantly 'up their game' and come out with New, Better....whatever..to keep up with the competition...but, if it you already have the perfect mascara...just promote that one.
For us women with older, thinner lashes Illegal Lengths was perfect. Did the job without being heavy or globby!
PLEASE....get this product back on your production list PRONTO! If you need to 're-do' the packaging...then make your ads focus that it's great for OLDER lashes that can't handle those thick, heavy formulas.

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Mascara -Maybelline - Colossal Spider Effect

on 9/30/2017 10:21:00 PM

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I really like this...I rub a bit if on the Kleenex...(the wand) My lashes point down...this really helped them stand up and to be fuller...I will buy more..

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Primer/ Corrector -Maybelline - Master Prime Blur + Redness Control

on 9/30/2017 4:59:00 PM

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Blur? Yes. Redness Control? Not at all! Despite the colour on the packaging this primer is basically white/transparent (see image), there's nothing green about it and it does nothing to combat redness. It's inexpensive and does make the foundation go on more smoothly but it doesn't really extend the wear of my make-up. Overall an OK primer but not for redness control.

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Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Sensational Mascara

on 9/30/2017 12:34:00 PM

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This was o so promising. When applying in the morning, my lashes really looked great. Only, in the afternoon, when looking in the mirror, I noticed that my lashes looked like spidery needles, totally dropping down. This mascara is just not for me.

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